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The School of Literary and Performing Arts Presents Spring Theatre Production, HIR by Taylor Mac

A flier for the upcoming performance at UA Little Rock, HIR by Taylor Mac.
Tickets for the performances are free with reservation.

UA Little Rock’s School of Literary and Performing Arts is performing its spring theatre production, HIR by Taylor Mac. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 6-9 with two matinee performances on March 9 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. All showings will be in Haislip Theatre at the Center for Performing Arts on the UA Little Rock campus.

Dr. Lawrence Smith, production director, calls the play “a hysterical tragicomedy of American life in which a work-from-home mom and her live-at-home transgender son upend the status quo of the nuclear family.”

Known for its multi-dimensional cast of characters and dark comedy, HIR (pronounced here) is a story focused on family, identity, mental health, and more. When Isaac comes home after being honorably discharged from the military, everything he once expected from home looks entirely different.

Students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been preparing for these performances. From costumes to scenes, a multitude of staff and faculty assisted with designing, including Don Bolinger, Gideon Brewer, Karen Dauenhauer, and Mike Stacks. Additionally, Emily Wold, a UA Little Rock alumna from the theatre arts program, visited campus as the guest stage combat choreographer for the production. Amongst other involvement, Don Bolinger, costume shop manager, and Stacy Pendergraft, co-director of the school, will star in the shows.

The School of Literary and Performing Arts will host post-show conversations to discuss the multitude of issues the performance highlights.

“We have invited a number of faculty, staff, and community members with expertise on these subjects to attend the show and be guest participants at these discussions to help get the conversation going and share their insights and experiences,” Smith said.

Tickets to HIR are free but limited. You can reserve your seats online. For more information, contact the School of Literary and Performing Arts at